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Ron Paul Supporters who ran to be National (R) Delegates – CO ’08


Ron Paul Supporters who ran to be National (R) Delegates – CO ’08 from InTheory TV on Vimeo.

The above video is a sampling of some of the Ron Paul supporters 15 second speeches who were running to be a National Delegate from Colorado for the Republican party. The Republican Colorado State Assembly was held on May 31st, 2008 in Broomfield, CO. 350+ Coloradoans were running for 22 delegate seats. Over 50% talked about Ron Paul. Zero of them won a seat, because of a “Unity” slate being pushed by the State GOP. Zero Ron Paul supporters were on the “Unity” slate.
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An alternate to the State Assembly shares his views of the May 31st, 2008 event. This was his 4th Republican Convention/Assembly he has been to since he first registered as a Republican when he was 18.

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Picture slide show of the Congressional District meeting on the 30th and from the State Assembly on May 31st:

 
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22 Responses

  1. Lindsay Frisch

    Hey you didn’t get all of us!!

    ;) like me!

  2. If I could of I would of had every single patriot who spoke for Ron Paul up on the video. However some of the original video was overwritten at the assembly due to an accidental rewinding, some video was too shaky, and the camcorder was not on for all of the speeches.

    I have more videos I will be working on this week from the Congressional District meeting and the State assembly.

  3. Great Job on the Video! We had a lot of Ron Paul Supporters go up there on stage Saturday didn’t we.

    ~Charlie

  4. Lindsay Frisch

    That’s fine..I am scared to see myself anyway..after like 20 people came up to me afterward clearly remembered what I said. They thought it was good but I blanked out. I think I was about 20 people from where you left off.

    Thanks for all the work!!

  5. jj

    What jerks keep booing?

  6. UNIFY THE PARTY Sept 1st,Vote Paul/Romney
    I hope we can find a recording of me saying that and getting the cheers.

    SEE YA IN ST PAUL, support OPERATION ST PAUL on the forums….

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  8. jdmyprez_deo_vindice

    God bless all of you in Colorado. Together we are going to do this! The GOP is getting the message that it does not matter if Ron Paul wins the nomination in 08 because he has already won something far greater.

  9. Who is that going crazy on the background? Apart from that, great video!

  10. John thompson

    LOL, I didn’t think McBush had any supporters! LOL, who in their right mind would support McBush?

    JT
    http://www.FireMe.To/Udi

  11. This is bogus crap. Ron Paul is GONE by all reasonable political minds. Hillary Clinton has a better chance of getting the Republican nod ( or any nod for that matter) than Ron Paul does. Give it up already.

  12. No.

    This campaign is the campaign of the freedom revolution and this campaign will last for a VERY LONG TIME.

  13. Sgt. Rock

    Yeah, like Paul has a cold chance in hell of getting the nod, you people are going to vote for McSame anyway, give it up fer christ’s sake!

  14. Jeffry

    What people like Sgt. Rock and Thor soon forget is that we support ideas and principle.

    There are few Statesmen left that embody what is right in America. He’s only the catalyst and that is what the regular folk will never understand until they turn off the television. He is not a 20-second soundbyte candidate.

    Keep it real.

  15. klangston

    “Hillary Clinton has a better chance of getting the Republican nod ( or any nod for that matter) than Ron Paul does.”

    That shows you how screwed up the GOP is today. Call a doctor! Ron Paul!

  16. T.Anderson

    I was there. Yes, the Ron Paul supporters were very vocal and active at the Colorado Republican State Convention. Some of those supporters I spoke with expressed themselves well and even rationally, others not so much. I did not object to their presence, I even agree with 90% of Ron Paul’s platform. However, one RNC presidential candidate has already won the requisite number of delegates, and it was not Ron Paul.

    Ron Paul tried and failed to win the RNC nomination, and his supporters attempted (and failed multiple times) to hijack the CO State Convention. Some rudely resorted to disrupting other speakers, one by jumping on stage and blocking the speaker with an illegible hand scribbled Ron Paul banner, and others quietly marched around the floor in protest holding signs. Ron Paul supporters did get the chair to entertain one request to amend the agenda to give a Ron Paul representative time to speak, but that request was overwhelmingly voted down.

    Although quite a few Paul supporters proudly wore yellow Ron Paul t-shirts it seemed many Ron Paul delegates were trying to conceal their true agenda to trick us into electing them to the national convention – very sleazy. To inform the convention delegates several lists were compiled to help identify which national delegate candidates supported which presidential candidate. How can this be construed as a bad thing?

    Zero Ron Paul supporters won delegate seats for several reasons: 1.) Ron Paul did not win enough delegates to become the RNC presidential candidate, McCain did. 2.) Although most conservatives fine his platform very appealing Ron Paul is 100% wrong about immediately ending the war in Iraq and his condemnation of defending our nation by taking the battle to the enemy rather than foolishly waiting for them to come here again. 3.) Thee #1 responsibility of the Commander in Chief is to defend this nation, and on this paramount point Ron Paul is wrong (and Barack Hussein Obama is wrong, and Comrade Clinton is probably lying).

    I wish Ron Paul well and hope to see him re-emerge in peacetime.

    Best regards,
    T.Anderson

  17. Rob D.

    The previous poster said…

    “Ron Paul is 100% wrong about immediately ending the war in Iraq and his condemnation of defending our nation by taking the battle to the enemy rather than foolishly waiting for them to come here again.”

    Sir, you do know the percentage of containers coming into this country that are unchecked right?

    I take it you know that our borders are wide open?

    Sir, you do know that the continued occupation of Iraq is only serving to create MORE enemies correct?

    When you get a grasp of COMMON SENSE, and stop parroting the BS white house talking point…”Fight em over there so we won’t have to fight em over here”, then people will have a bit more respect for you.

    Oh yeah, and then there’s the fine little detail that NEOCONS tend to overlook.

    IRAQ WAS NOT REPSONSIBLE for what happened on 9/11!!

    You can’t fight terrorism in the traditional way of waging war against a country, especially if you have waged war against the wrong country.

    Ron Paul voted to go into Afghanistan. Not to worry, semantics right?

  18. Hello T. Anderson.

    I was also at the Colorado Republican State Assembly as a delegate. Ron Paul supporters showed a lot of passion. You say you support 90% of Ron Paul’s platform. How much of a percentage of support do you have for Senator McCain’s platform? How much passion did you see for Senator McCain’s bid?

    I take offense to your term hijack the CO State Convention. Have you read Robert’s Rules of Order? Now jumping on stage isn’t in there, but it allows for meetings such as the Assembly to be open and democratic for the members.

    Remember this wasn’t supposed to be a one way sermon, but a meeting. I heard in the past there were microphones spread about so people could address the chair. Why were there none this time? I wasn’t yelling anything out and I don’t know of anybody who did, but for people in the back of the large arena perhaps they felt shut out?

    Are you aware that Ron Paul had requested to speak at the assembly months back and was denied? What is wrong with hearing the man speak?

    In regards to the slates: First off in Colorado you do not have to declare your Presidential preference. Secondly, as you can see in the short video above, and from your experience of how many delegates spoke out for Ron Paul. The Ron Paul supporters had put out a Ron Paul slate that was put in every delegates bag to see. Perhaps some delegates who supported Ron Paul wanted to talk about conservative ideas with there whole 15 seconds.

    The “Unity” slates were illegally, by the GOP State rules, handed out on the floor on the day of the assembly. They were supposed to be put in the bags a day earlier.

    I understand and respect the fact that you believe that our war in Iraq is helping secure us at home. I disagree – I think that we can spread the message of freedom by example instead of with a gun. However, a point Ron Paul makes in his new book is that we can’t continue on this path for long and it has to with the fact that we can not afford it. Our men and women are in over 130 countries around the world and it is costing us and our children’s wealth.

    Thank you for you well wishing of Ron Paul and we plan on staying involved for a long time. See you around!

  19. T.Anderson

    Yes, and I stand by my statement that Ron Paul is 100% wrong about immediately ending the war in Iraq and his condemnation of defending our nation by taking the battle to the enemy rather than foolishly waiting for them to come here again.

    “Sir, you do know the percentage of containers coming into this country that are unchecked right?”

    “I take it you know that our borders are wide open?”

    –Yes, and I agree both must be addressed vigorously.

    “Sir, you do know that the continued occupation of Iraq is only serving to create MORE enemies correct?”

    – WRONG. This is Democrat propaganda. According to General Patraeus and others our continued efforts in Iraq are succeeding.

    “When you get a grasp of COMMON SENSE, and stop parroting the BS white house talking point…”Fight em over there so we won’t have to fight em over here”, then people will have a bit more respect for you.”

    – Gaining your respect means nothing to me. When you get a grasp of COMMON SENSE and stop parroting the liberal pukes that blame America first for all the world’s ills, then maybe you’ll have something worth listening to. Clearly you lack the most basic common sense of self-preservation required to understand that fighting them over there saves lives over here. You may be willing to risk your life for your stupid ideals, but you may not risk mine. You’re welcome.

    “Oh yeah, and then there’s the fine little detail that NEOCONS tend to overlook.”

    – You have now lost the right to participate in this discourse.

    “IRAQ WAS NOT REPSONSIBLE for what happened on 9/11!!”

    – Just as Germany did not attack us at the outset of WW-II. Iraq did threaten the U.S. and our allies, and for over a decade Iraq repeatedly violated 1y U.N. Security Council Resolutions, including its terms of surrender in the 1990 Kuwait War. Again, Ron Paul is utterly completely wrong, and so are you.

    “You can’t fight terrorism in the traditional way of waging war against a country, especially if you have waged war against the wrong country.”

    –Clearly, Iraq is not the wrong country. Saddam’s Iraq was a safe-haven for terrorists before the war began. You just close your eyes to the fact that you’re wrong.

    “Ron Paul voted to go into Afghanistan. Not to worry, semantics right?”

    –What semantics? Ron Paul was correct in his decision to support going into Afghanistan, but he’s still 100% wrong about Iraq, and so are you.

    This is the primary reason Ron Paul is not the GOP nominee. Deal with it.

  20. Jeffry

    T. Anderson –

    I want to say ‘Thank You’ for your perspectives on the matters being discussed. I think we are all dealing with the events from this past weekend in different manners, some better than others. Instead of arguing some of your points, I would like to at least extend an ‘Olive Branch’ of understanding, because I believe there is some context missing for most Republicans.

    I am not aware of how much knowledge you have of the ‘grass-roots’ Ron Paul campaign here in Colorado, but we have worked hard just as any other campaign to make sure that our voices are heard. I wanted to point out that most people are well intentioned and very well versed on all of the issues. There must be in-party debate as well as debate (without fear) amongst our neighbors on ALL of the tough issues… and yes that means Iraq. While it is very easy to go down that rabbit hole, I would like to point out a few things that have occurred over the past few months.

    First, as ‘In Theory’ pointed out, the Ron Paul Campaign requested on numerous occasions to speak at the State Convention. Here’s my perspective: This guy has been through everything, all the debates, challenges of running a national campaign, and heck he even broke all sorts of records raising money in one day. I think he even might have more money in the bank than John McCain. I’m sitting here thinking (hopefully objectively) why won’t they let this person speak… ? Are they afraid of something? If so, what? If John McCain already has things ‘in-the-bag’ so to speak, this should be a non-issue.

    Some view how the Ron Paul supporters acted on Saturday akin to being a bunch of spoiled brats. Yet many of them do not know that, for example, on Friday Morning at the District Assemblies that we were confronted by 15-20 S.W.A.T. officers for putting out Ron Paul signs, for crying out loud!!! ‘Big Mike’ (the Westin Security Representative) fell short of saying that the State GOP didn’t want signs on the property. Once things were worked out (and after we took down all of the signs) we were allowed to put them all back up again. We were also told that we were there to cause trouble and there would be no ‘raucous’ behavior tolerated… and we were told this as if we were 2 year olds. All this for putting up signs for a candidate we support????

    Secondly, at the Congressional Assemblies there were anti-slates put out for all of the people that were running as delegates that supported Ron Paul. Excuse me? We have every right as a Republican to submit our names for a National Delegate position. There was even a Ron Paul slate as to identify who the people we were voting for.

    These types of things went on and on… I would consider that of all ‘we’ (I mean that in the collective Ron Paul sense) have been through, I think we restrained ourselves very well and conducted ourselves well within the guidelines of the Constitution and the By-Laws of the Republican Party. I’m curious as to your opinion on this matter…

    Those that have known me for any length of time, have known that I have said that the Ron Paul Movement has energized the young people to participate in government, much like Barack Obama has done for the Democratic Party. Why are they being turned away? I mean this more on the National Level than anything else. The local Republicans that I have meet and interacted with have encouraged my growth and participation within the party, and for the most part that is what I am hearing State-wide (w/ exception of course to National-level GOPers).

    I am a Disabled Veteran and have been unaffiliated with a political party up until this point in my life. I support Dr. Ron Paul because of his principles he stands for and not because he is on the winning team, so to speak. That is why you will find a majority of supporters still vocal and still participating in these events (Regardless of what the MSM or others have pre-determined).

    What I (and other RP supporters are frustrated at, and some eloquently or not so much like to point out) have a hard time with is ‘blind’ support for a GOP candidate. I’m saying that most people know what John McCain stands for, but how in the world can we still support him? The best analogy I can come up with is supporting a local sports team. Here in Colorado it’s the Denver Broncos. Now if the Broncos come in and have just a bunch of womanizing thugs playing for them, will we still respect (and support) them if they do well? In other words, do the ends justify the means? I think we need to be especially critical of our leaders to make sure that they serve us and not the other way around; as they are a reflection of society’s morals and principles.

    I asked Senator Wayne Allard why so many people where going to the Democratic Party after the convention. He said something very profound that resonated with me… He said, “You know this is YOUR party, You are a Republican, Aren’t you?” Even though I have been in this party a short time, I take a moral and fiduciary responsibility for what has occurred in this country under the ‘Republican Watch’. I did get a chuckle when I told him that RP supporters would never embrace socialism ;)

    We’ve (Republicans) had control of Congress, the Presidential Seat as well as the Bench and where are we as a country? Can we honestly say we are better off now than we were 10, 15, 20 years ago? Many GOPers point to 9/11, but my counter to that is that we were extended so many peace offerings and help, why didn’t we accept them? Instead we chose to go to war and passed legislation (The Patriot Act) that wasn’t even debated on the Congress Floor?!?!?! Exsqueeze me? Baking Powder? My Grandfather who fought in WWII for the very breath of Liberty would be ashamed if I kept silent! I have a great many questions that haven’t been answered. I would be curious if you had answers to this as I am fond of debate and other opinions.

    Mr. Anderson, I am becoming extremely long winded … as usual. But in any matter, I wanted to again say thank you for your perspective. Many involved do not act in a ‘pell-mell manner’, but with conviction, purpose, and (for what it’s worth) the Principles that founded this great nation we like to call the United States of America.

    I look forward to your response and God Bless you.

    Respectfully,

    Jeffry

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